Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lesson Learned #5


 
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I craft on my commute to work each day via train and water taxi or bus.
Over the years I've learned a few lessons about working with needles, beads, thread and fabric on moving vehicles. (Type lesson learned in the little box in the upper left hand corner to read about them all :) 


I've been working on wool applique on my crafty commute lately. I know a lot of people have different techniques for holding their pieces in place from basting, glue to staples, but I am old fashioned and prefer to use pins - long quilting pins for the large pieces and small applique pins for the smaller pieces.
 

The other day, right when I walked in the office, someone stopped by and needed a report that I had taken home to review the night before. I hurried to my briefcase and jammed my hand in for the report. Of course the long quilting pin had poked through my project bag and went right into my right index finger under my nail about halfway up my nail.
Yikes!
I know it isn't the worst that can happen, but it really smarted as I pulled it out...
Today's lesson learned - be really careful when reaching into a briefcase with a project full of pins in it...
 


 
I think I'll switch to cross stitch for a while...
Blessings, Patti

18 comments:

Mugwump Woolies said...

Ouch! Love the sunflowers...your wool creations are always so gorgeous. How a sore finger doesn't slow you down!
Robyn

Elizabeth Ann said...

I would enjoy that water taxi, maybe a little bumpy to sew in though. When I have a large piece to applique and don't want to have so many pins to sew around I baste it with sewing thread, takes a few extra minutes but it helps in the end not getting my thread stuck around those pins. Hope your finger is better today!

Kim said...

Ouch! Please show the the project when it's completed.

moosecraft said...

Ouch! That sounds super painful... I hope your finger is ok to stitch now...

marly said...

Oh that had to hurt like heck and still be sore! You need the flat plastic box like fisherman and jewelry crafters use! Or safety pins.

Shirlee said...

Oh Patti ... so sorry to hear about what happened! Marly has a good idea there (one of her many) about storing your projects in a flat plastic box.

Colleen said...

Oohhhh Oucchie!! Just shoved a needle under my nail the other night doing wool applique... that hurt enough! Can't imagine how much yours must have hurt :o(

Raymond Homestead said...

Oh Patti, I knew what was coming as soon as you said you put your hand in the bag, but to run it up under your nail, OUCH! I hurt just thinking about it!

The Wool Cupboard said...

I hate it when that happens! Pins should be considered a dangerous weapon ;0)

Love your sunflower appliques!

Linda

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Pattie, oh I hate when that happens, ouch!!! I think Marly has a great idea. Blessings Francine.

primitivebettys said...

Oh OUCH is right!

WoolenSails said...

I know how that feels, I never learn, lol.
It is nice to let someone else get you to work, so you can relax and spend some me time.

Debbie

Simple Pleasures said...

Ouch, I have done that it hurts so bad! I have never seen 2 buses like that amazing. I hope you will stop by and enter my Amish giveaway. Have a blessed day!
xoxo

Ann said...

Ouch! I'm feeling your pain. ~Ann

Friendship Crossing said...


So sorry to hear about your needle happening! Hope it heals soon!!

Tanya

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Ouch! I'll bet your finger still hurts! Love your appliqué sunflower!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Ouch! I'll bet your finger still hurts! Love your appliqué sunflower!

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Oooo, makes my fingers hurt just thinking about that. Hope the soreness is gone! Have a good holiday weekend. ~Roberta